Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and his team are mere days away from the next major addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, whose promotional tour is in full swing. Always adamant about hiding anything that could be considered spoilery, Feige is on extra-high alert ahead of his films releasing, which includes this week ahead of Doctor Strange 2.
This new solo sequel is even more of a concern for Marvel Studios and its fans than most when taking into account that the Multiverse is about to have its biggest impact yet on the MCU. On top of that fact, as more trailers and footage make their way into the public eye, there is growing concern that too many big moments are coming to light before the movie fully debuts.
Most recently, the trailers have taken the spoilers to dangerous levels with more new footage of Professor X and the first look at Hayley Atwell's Captain Carter from What If...?. Now, with the movie's full debut only a few days away, Feige has shared his issues with how far this promotional tour has already gone.
Kevin Feige on Doctor Strange Spoilers
At the world premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in Los Angeles, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke about how many spoiler-filled moments have been shown in recent trailers.
When asked about which Multiverse of Madness sequences he was very excited to bring to life on the big screen ("perhaps what we've seen in the trailers already," as red carpet host Tamara Krinsky noted to avoid a discussion about spoilers), Feige expressed slight disapproval over how much footage has been released for marketing, stating that "there’s been too much in the trailers." In spite of that, the producer encouraged viewers to watch the film in theaters "on as big a screen as possible" while teasing how good it will be in 3D viewing:
"There’s been too much in the trailers, I don’t want to talk about anything else. But I will say, Sam has made this movie to be experienced on as big a screen as possible, and it’s even the first one in a long time that 3D was really taken into account too, because the first Doctor Strange film I think was out best film ever in 3D, and this one now will be right alongside that."
Feige also looked at how important of a tool the Multiverse is for storytelling within the MCU and how excited he is to see it continue playing a major role in future movies:
"We’ve always talked about the Multiverse in the comics, in the films so far, is just another amazing storytelling tool. To see characters and different versions of characters, to really play into emotions, which is what Marvel is all about, is characters, and the Multiverse is gonna allow us to keep playing with that."
No Strange Spoilers on Feige's Watch
More so than any other franchise in the game, Marvel Studios has made it a point to protect fans from the MCU's latest releases being spoiled, which is largely thanks to Feige's fervor for foiling spoiler-happy fiends. The studio has been particularly passionate about this mission since the mid-credits scene from Eternals was spoiled after its Hollywood premiere, and it's only become more important with movies as big as Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Doctor Strange sequel.
It's also clear that Feige wasn't pleased with the recent TV spots that showed so much new material, including more confirmation for the MCU's first official X-Man and a surefire crossover with the animated What If...?. This is especially important since the movie is barely over two hours long, meaning that there are only so many secrets that remain under wraps at the moment.
Thankfully, the world premiere went by without a hitch on the spoiler front, as critics largely heaped praise on what Feige and his team did with Doctor Strange 2. Now, with the MCU fandom expecting this movie to earn a huge box office haul, the final countdown begins for the sequel's long-awaited debut.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will debut in theaters on May 6.